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To discover the Amsterdamse Bos from the waterside is a unique experience. Paddling through the waterways of the Bos makes the forest feel a little bit like the Amazone. The canoe and water bike rental is situated at the edge of the the Grote Speelweide (The Big Playground) along the Grote Vijver (The Big Pond). On the water a special canoe route is marked with purple poles.

Renting and tickets

You can rent a canoe from 6 euro per hour and a water bike from 10 euro per hour. There are several combo options for groups, bachelor- or team-building parties. For instance: a combination of 1 hour canoeing and dinner, or a 3,5 hour survival tour in Canadian canoes. You can also combine canoeing with a brunch, picnic or barbecue on the water terrace.

NB You cannot pay with pin.

Cycle combo

Rent a bike at Bike rental Amsterdamse Bos and cycle a lovely route from Visitors' Centre 'De Boswinkel' to the Grote Vijver. The canoe rental offers a special combo ticket: for 12 euros you can rent a normal bike for one day ánd rent a canoe or water bike for one hour.


Open daily from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm.


Visitors coming by car can use the parking facilities on De Duizendmeterweg. Public transport brings you to the main entrance of the Amsterdamse Bos, near de Boswinkel (buses 170, 172 or 174 from Amsterdam Central Station). From De Boswinkel the canoe- and water bike rental can be reached by bike, or on foot (a 30 minute walk).

For more information:

Canoe- and water bike rental

Grote Speelweide 5
1182 AD Amstelveen
020 645 7831